If you make your framework clear from the beginning, then you won't get hurt in the long run.Going out together - sounds to me the most serious of all, to me it means exclusive one on one Dating someone - Means that there is more one on one dates and romantic evenings Seeing someone - One step away from dating Hooking up - Sex, sex and more sex than next morning leaving with "I'll call ya" Check that page for a nice story Dating, Seeing or Involved Agree to the article: make it clear - single or involved. All other "words", such as seeing, dating, going out, sounds like temporarily involvements with a person, which can be restricted to sex or having fun together, or testing before getting involved. dating, seeing, hook up, involved, or whatever phrases, which all can mean inclusive. exclusive (if you call seeing/dating/involved/whatever as exclusive, that's your style, and it differs from culture and people and norm) I don't know the difference really, but this thread reminded me of sth. A mutual female friend was whining about her guy not wanting to get married.
It is a choice to not emotionally give away your heart, piece by piece, to many others through casual dating relationships and instead to give your whole heart to your life partner.
For example, it used to be the case that a couple who moved in together was very likely to get married—and, engaged or not, had an awareness of this when moving in together. Guzzo wondered if those who already planned marriage before moving in together are as likely as ever to marry while all the likely to marry.
Similarly, she examined if demographic changes in who cohabits, when, and under what circumstances changed the way cohabitation relates to marriage (e.g., analyzing variables such as race, education, and the presence of children from a prior relationship).
"How is dating her exclusively any different from calling her your girlfriend?
" I asked a friend who had recently broached the exclusivity threshold with his consistent hookup.